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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Order any fish dish and you will be very happy. They also serve great chowder and great gazpacho. Good bar and fresh bread. Watch your food being grilled on the mesquite grill.

Thank Bobalooeee
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This restaurant has delicious food and a very pleasant ambiance, including a nice enclosed patio for dining outdoors. Each time I have been there, the service has been excellent, the cocktails delicious (especially the lemon drop martini) and the seafood has been fresh. The menu...More

1  Thank jaxgrls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. The staff were friendly and attentive despite me being awkward and asking lots of questions. Great selection of seafood on the menu. Food was tasty and the wine was excellent.

Thank tommoj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Oyster Rockefeller and Fried Buffalo with Blue Cheese. The best I ever had. Also shrimp tacos were very fresh.

Thank jhall2242
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must try the curry scallops the best I've ever had! Nice place to unwind check it out you'll be glad you did!

Thank LaRue727
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Lots of choices in and around the harbor. The harbor great place for walking, and people watching. I love it early in the morning.

Thank gerrysab2
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The view is absolutely beautiful! Wait staff was wonderful. The ambience was just perfect! We were celebrating our first yr anniversary and our Menu said " Happy Anniversary " its was so nice of them.

Thank please0405
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My husband and I ate here for dinner and we had an absolutely delicious meal. We shared the tuna poke and the smoked whitefish as appetizers and they didn't disappoint. For entrees, I had a snapper dish and my husband had the bouillabaisse. Both dishes...More

Thank ALK2013
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for good seafood. Some place on the quiet side so we could talk. Good service but not pretentious nor intrusive. Harbor Grill fit the bill! Shrimp for mom, blacken sea bass for me...cooked to perfection. Service was quick, not rushed, attentive but...More

Thank BenDillow
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I wanted to hit the best restaurants in Dana point and this was up there for seafood. Party of 3, we were seated quickly in the enclosed patio. Food was served quickly and was pretty good, albeit overpriced.

Thank Sogi616
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-1416
You'll always enjoy the finest in seafood dining at the Harbor Grill Restaurant. We specialize in fresh, regional seafood cuisine, fine steaks and fresh oysters. To help ensure the mood is set just right, this is your opportunity to relax in the warm comfort of attentive service with your choice of eclectic wines and refreshing cocktails. For more than 33 years, John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have been committed to providing the best, high quality seafood and steaks in Dana Point. You can watch our Chef prepare your favorite dish over our mesquite wood grill. Our innovative and unique menu allows you to enhance your meal with our selection of vibrant salsas, chutneys or spice rubs. Escape from the ordinary and feast upon our Pacific, New England and Cajun renditions of your favorite seafood and enjoy your choice of our rich sauces and flavorful broths which reflect the finest influences of Latin American, Asian and Indian cuisine. And remember, every Thursday is our special Oyster Day! Once you've enjoyed a great meal, get ready for dessert. Our Harbor Grill carrot cake is a legendary favorite with locals and guests. Equally tantalizing is our delicious, made fresh daily, Chocolate Blackout Cake, Mocha Mud Pie and the unforgettable Key Lime Pie. The Harbor Gill was an Open Table Diners Choice Winner for 2016 and is the only seafood restaurant in Dana Point that has been selected 5 consecutive times as the Best Overall Restaurant. Come, join us! Call and make your reservation today! Whether you choose the cozy dining room with live piano music in the evening, or the colorful garden patio with a view of the harbor - You'll discover we're both a favorite for the locals and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who want to feel like members of the family on their first visit.
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